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“Very good lunch in a nice traditional chique environment. Comes close to excellent!”

Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Ranked #18 of 423 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$46 - US$121
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Le Relais–14 points GaultMillau-: In an elegant setting, our Executive Chef Christian Bertogna, offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine, a balance between colours and delicate flavours that you won’t forget. During the warm season, dinner is served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake.
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had 2 lunches during our meeting, which was very convenient. The food is well prepared and the service is very good. For a group it's not possible to choose individually, which is logical but also a bit a pity when being in such a quality restaurant.

Thank Philip P
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The dinner was absolutely wonderful ! So delicious, we were treated like royals, the service was outstanding !

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Thank Sandra J
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are the type of couple that love to eat when we travel. Except this time, we had our two year old daughter with us on our Lugano trip. We had heard great things about Le Relais and decided we would try it for dinner. Naturally we were worried about how our two year old would be treated at such a high end restaurant. On the phone the restaurant was very clear, kids are welcome. Upon arrival we realized that the restaurant was fairly quiet and even somewhat stiff. This did not stop the staff from being so incredibly nice and supportive to help us have a great experience. They brought us a kids high seat (actually the same one we have at our house) and placed cutlery and even a place mat infront of our daughter. They really made us feel welcome, which was very important given how self conscious we were feeling. All this and I haven't even gotten to the food yet. The staff recommended I take the bison and it was absolutely marvelous. It was cooked to perfection. My wife had the fish and said it was delicious. Our daughter had plain pasta and I can confirm it was good even without any sauce! Overall a great experience will definitely go back on our next trip to Lugano.

Thank hoya1983
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Villacastagnola, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Hoya1983,

first of all I wanto to thank you very much for the lovely feedback written, it is very important for us, we feel very proud if our Guests are coming with pleasure, but much more important if they leave from the restaurant with satisfied expectation.

Me and all my team are glad to have you had here and we do hope to meeting you soon at Le Relais in our wonderful property.

Best regards

Massimiliano Ferrara
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Service , food, location, ideal, superb standards from all departments, Idealy located within the hotel, combining all the good features of the hotel

Thank 980les59
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Quality of food, preparation, service, ambiance, everything simply perfect and exquisite. Lugano is lucky to have such high quality restoration!

Thank inner-beauty
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